| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The female-comedy renaissance epitomized by "Bridesmaids" added a new notch to its holster this weekend with the success of "The Heat."
Featuring slapstick physical comedy and a plot involving a mysterious Keyser Soze-like drug dealer (I'll admit I...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:15 AM
After the coffee. Before gearing up for yet another TV press tour.
The Skinny: I caught up on the last two episodes of CBS's "Under the Dome" over the weekend. I've decided viewers needs to watch "Under the Dome" as if they were watching "Sharknado."...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Take the sex out of "Sex and the City" and transplant the action to Shanghai, and you'll have Guo Jinming's squeaky-clean "Tiny Times," in which four friends with a love of fur dresses and impossible heels swoon over boys. In deference to its...
| Mar 6, 2011
As the star of "33 Variations" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Jane Fonda has been performing six days a week, twice a day on weekends. Instead of relaxing on her day off, she spent Monday discussing her life, career and current play with Michael Ritchie,...
| Apr 24, 2011
Summer and the City
A Carrie Diaries Novel
HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray: 409 pp., $18.99 ages 14 and up
For women of a certain age, Carrie Bradshaw and her "Sex and the City" pals are surrogate friends — lovable yet flawed...
| May 3, 2011
| 1:16 PM
With her active careers in film and stage, it would take a unique project to make Laura Linney commit to an ongoing television role these days ... and she found one in this seriocomic Showtime series, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for its first...
| May 17, 2011
| 6:00 AM
ABC on Tuesday announced its 2011-12 prime time schedule that includes 13 new shows, seven of which will premiere this fall. Among the new entries is "Pan Am," adrama about pilots and flight attendants set in the 1960s (everyone seems to be creating their...
| Dec 5, 2010
"Black Swan," director Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller set in the world of professional ballet, is a stylish treat. Not only does the film, which opened this weekend, boast exquisite, Rodarte-designed ballet costumes, it also showcases some...
| Dec 13, 2010
| 2:50 AM
An Oscar-winning songwriter's son was having trouble accepting his breakup with his swimsuit designer girlfriend, prosecutors said Saturday as he was charged with trying to kill her at a swanky New York City hotel.
Nicholas Brooks, 24, was ordered held...
| Dec 11, 2010
| 10:22 AM
The son of an Oscar-winning songwriter was arrested Friday on charges of choking his girlfriend, a fashion designer found dead and half-clothed in a bathtub overflowing with water in a posh hotel, police said.
Nicholas Brooks, 24, was arrested on charges...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 5:29 PM
Eve Plumb, known to folks around the world as Jan on "The Brady Bunch," is known in Laguna as a neighbor, owner of a historic house, former Design Review Board member and part of the make up crew for the Pageant of the Masters.
She won't be seen here for...